Steve Williams criticises today's Tour players

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• Caddie Steve Williams criticises golfers on Tour
• Says that they 'take themselves too seriously'
• Refers back to an angry exchange with Kevin Na

STEVE WILLIAMS | KEVIN NA

Tiger Woods’ former caddie, Steve Williams, has criticised golfers on Tour by saying they ‘take themselves too seriously’.


The comment was made in response to a profile Sports Illustrated’s Alan Shipnuck did with Kevin Na, in which the American recalled a story where he was locked in a feisty on-course dispute with 52-year-old Williams which a PGA Tour official had to break up.

At the 2014 Deutsche Bank Championship, the Kiwi, who was on the bag for Adam Scott, lashed out at Na – considered one of the slowest players on Tour – saying: “Do you ever watch a bad movie again and again? That’s what you are, Kevin, a bad movie. I never want to see you play again.”
"They need to stop taking themselves so seriously" - Steve Williams

In a recent interview with the New Zealand Herald, Williams confirmed the heated argument with Na and went further, adding: “It's a serious business but they need to stop taking themselves so seriously,” while he stressed that Na’s slow play had disturbed the rhythm of the other players.

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He also added that players of old were less sensitive and enjoyed verbal exchanges between themselves and banter with the galleries and reckoned golfers of today could ‘learn a lesson from the past’.

It’s the second time in recent months that Williams has caused a stir with his comments, after recently released autobiography, titled ‘Out of the Rough’, said that he was ‘treated like a slave’ by former employer Tiger Woods.

Williams will work with Scott in up to ten events this year, including the four majors, with Scott telling the Sydney Morning Herald: “My hope is that Steve will caddie as many weeks as possible...but certainly it's not going to be a full-time gig. He's the first to say that, and that's fine.”

Steve Williams v Kevin Na :: Who’s side are you on?


With Williams confirming Kevin Na’s story about their dispute, who’s side are you on? Leave your thoughts in the ‘Comments’ section below.

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